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A Trip to the Moon


  1. "A Trip to the Moon" is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites, and return with a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.
  2. "A Trip to the Moon" a.k.a. "The Astronomer's Dream": The Astronomer's Dream, is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent film, directed by Georges Méliès.
  3. "A Trip to the Moon" is a short film.


"A trip to the moon" is a book by Tim Furniss.


"A Trip to the Moon" is a composition.


A Trip to the Moon is a musical group.


A Trip to the Moon was a pioneering early dark ride, best known as the flagship and namesake of Coney Island's Luna Park.

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Google previewThe Disneyland Encyclopedia (2012)

The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom by Chris Strodder

There, a ride called A Trip to the Moon used projections of a receding Earth and an approaching Moon to simulate a space voyage that included a landing, views of lunar creatures, and an appearance by a royal Man on the Moon.

Google previewDictionary of Films (1972)

by Georges Sadoul

A Trip to the Moon is of considerable significance in the history of the cinema. Its success laid the foundations for the international preeminence of French films until the First World War. More than this, it established the appeal of films with " staged" scenes over the everyday incidents, rudimentary documentaries, and outdoor scenes that had dominated film production since the days of Louis Lumiere. VOYAGE SURPRISE France 1946. (released 1947). Dir Pierre Prevert, assisted by Lou ...

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